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VSNL to launch DTH bundled with the Internet

By : CIOL Bureau

VSNL’s ambitious Rs 80-crore project is set to offer Internet
access through DTH services, by the year-end. With a capacity of 7/8 mb, users will be able to access TV channels and the Net, simultaneously.

Nasscom projects Rs 6,300 cr-revenue for IT enabled services

By : CIOL Bureau

Nasscom has projected a 54% growth rate with revenue of Rs 6300
crore for the IT-enabled services sector, this fiscal. According to its survey,
business outsourcing, back-office operations and customer interaction services
will be major revenue garnering sectors next year.

MS Office XP enters Indian marketplace

By : CIOL Bureau

Microsoft has launched Office XP, the latest version of its Office
suite in India. The product also has speech and handwriting recognition
features. The new XML-enabled Office XP, ideal platform for customized
enterprise solutions, will be priced at Rs 20,500.

Nasscom presents 10-point wish list on IT enabled services

By : CIOL Bureau

Nasscom’s IT Enabled Services 2001, presented a 10-point call for
action to the government and industry to help India emerge as a sustainable hub
for IT enabled services. There was a record participation with over 800
delegates visiting the two-day conference that was held in Chennai.

Cellphone users satisfied with service: V&D

By : CIOL Bureau

Metro cellular users are largely satisfied with their service
providers, with almost 93% of them expressing satisfaction with their service
providers. A survey was conducted among 644 cell phone users in six cities to
gauge the overall satisfaction among the users, the impact of advertising on
cellular users and their awareness to the latest technologies.

Itanium or Itanic?

By : CIOL Bureau

Intel finally unveils the jinxed Itanium processor, but doubts
persist over its commercial success. For one the burgeoning cost and its
introduction at a time when a better version McKinley is around the corner, may dampen customer enthusiasm.

With Alcatel deal buried, what is Lucent’s future?

By : CIOL Bureau

Lucent’s future seems to be of concern after the $23 billion deal
with Alcatel shattered. Cost-cutting, massive job cuts, selling off its fiber
optic cable unit, introducing new products and more are the views of analysts to
save the sinking ship. The American telecommunications giant is all set to leave
no stone unturned for its resurrection.

Old enemy, new battle for high-tech world

By : CIOL Bureau

The US slowdown and the statewide power emergency in California did it all.
Not enough, a group of Internet startups, venture capital firms and some of the
world’s biggest computer makers have united against some new legislation pending
in California that would do away with the confidentiality agreements. But the
backers of the bill insist all they are asking for is that consumers be allowed
to know when a company is sued for a dangerous or faulty product.

Internet name debate heats up over ‘.name’ windfall

By : CIOL Bureau

ICANN’s upcoming meet will focus on new registries such as
".name". Global name registry, the tiny Internet upstart behind the
‘.name’ registry, is expected to reap millions of dollars from handing out
domain names to individuals, and which plans to use that cash to become the
electronic world’s main identity tool.

Mascot acquires Mastech Malaysia

By : CIOL Bureau

Services firm Mascot Systems has announced the acquisition of
Mastech Malaysia from its US-based parent firm iGate Capital Corp, in a $300,000 deal. The move will help it exploit opportunities in Malaysia and Singapore.

Goldman cuts Sun earnings forecast

By : CIOL Bureau

Sun Micro expects sales to be 10% below Wall Street estimates
stating economic weakness as the reason. Meanwhile, research firm Goldman Sachs reduced the earnings forecast for Sun from 50 cents to 40 cents a share.

Cisco funds developer of chips for optical networks

By : CIOL Bureau

Cisco joined in funding the start-up, Quake Technologies, hoping to
boost its semiconductor research and delivery. Quakes chief product, now in
beta-testing is ten times faster than other physical-layer chips, according to
official sources.

HP, SAP partner for supply chain

By : CIOL Bureau

SAP and Hewlett-Packard will target the software market, in a
multimillion-dollar partnership, which will help buyers and suppliers
collaborate over the web. This will see the licensing of SAP’s supply chain
software by HP.

Aksh Optifibre announces expansion plans

By : CIOL Bureau

The country’s second largest optic fiber manufacturing firm, Aksh
Optifibre Ltd, has planned to expand its production capacity with the estimated investment of around Rs 107 crore. The firm is expected have a turnover of Rs 4,350 million against Rs 1,449 million last year.

Silverline eyes $37 million profit

By : CIOL Bureau

Silverline Technologies eyes a profit of $37 million in the current
year after recording a 41.1% rise in 2000-2001. The software services firm
recorded a rise in revenues from $101.58 million to $154.66 million in the year ending March.

MSN launches $50 m-campaign to woo AOL customers

By : CIOL Bureau

Taking advantage of rival AOL’s hike in subscription rate, MSN has launched a $50 m-ad campaign to woo AOL’s customers by offering free three-month Net access and guaranteed rates till Jan, 2003.

News in brief

By : CIOL Bureau

Caltiger.com launches Web TV, Cognizant to invest Rs 75 cr in Kolkata, NIIT completes 500th course for NETg, Adobe ships acrobat software for Palm OS, Islamic firms to set up $50mln tech fund in Bahrain, Compaq funds Surebridge.

Uberall’s Web solution to boost Coke sales

By : CIOL Bureau

Uberall will implement its Net-enabled solutions for Coca-Cola
India to track outlet-wise secondary sales across its wide range of
distributors. The solution will enable the software giant to get instant
feedback from the market place that will enable it to enhance its marketing
strategies.

News in Brief

By : CIOL Bureau

Caltiger.com launches Web TV, Cognizant to invest Rs 75 cr in Kolkata, NIIT completes 500th course for NETg, Adobe ships acrobat software for Palm OS, Islamic firms to set up $50mln tech fund in Bahrain.

Solectron buys Cisco optical equipment operation

By : CIOL Bureau

Solectron, a contract electronics manufacturer, will take over an
optical equipment plant from Cisco. Solectron has a two-year contract to
outsource the production and testing of Cisco’s dense wave division multiplexing
equipment.